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Version: 5.4.7.1653
by: Phanx, Greltok, Pastamancer
Grid is a compact and highly configurable party/raid unit frame addon.

Please do not use the Bug/Feature buttons to the right, or send me PMs asking for help, reporting bugs, or requesting features. Use the links below instead!

The compact grid of units lets you select a group member quickly, while keeping a good overview of the whole group. It shows as much information as possible without overloading you. It allows you to customize what information you see, and how you see it. It works in both party and raid groups, and supports pets and vehicles.

Want more features? The Grid core tries to include only features which are generally useful for all classes and roles, but makes it easy to add new features with a simple plugin API for developers. Over 75 third-party plugins are already available!

Type “/grid” for options, or right-click the minimap button, DataBroker launcher, or Grid frame tab.


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IMPORTANT: If you are using any version of Grid other than the one posted on this page — such as an alpha version from WowAce — please do not post on this page about any problems you encounter with it. Alpha versions are development snapshots, are not officially supported, and may be buggy or broken, delete your settings, or crash your game. The release (and sometimes beta) versions posted to WoWInterface.com and Curse.com are actually tested.

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Feel free to tell us about your idea, but please make sure there isn’t already a plugin that adds the feature you’re looking for first!

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Language Support

Grid is compatible with English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano, Português, Русский, 한국어, 简体中文, and 繁體中文 game clients.

Grid is translated into English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano (partial), Português, Русский, 한국어, 简体中文, and 繁體中文.

To add or update translations for any language, enter them on the WowAce project page. New and updated translations will be automatically included in the next version of Grid!

Hint: The WowAce interface for adding translations is rather cumbersome. To make the process easier, you can use the Export function on WowAce, copy the exported data into Notepad, fill in your translations, and then paste the new data back into the system using the Import function.


Credits

Grid was originally conceived and written by Maia and Pastamancer in late 2006. Phanx has been the primary developer since late 2009. Jerry wrote the original pet support code. Mikk designed the icon. jlam added some advanced options for auras. Greltok has helped a lot with bugfixing. Finally, lots of people have contributed translations!
Version 5.4.7.1653
  • Added Soulstone support to the Incoming Resurrection status
  • Added an option to choose a layout to use in Flex Raids (Greltok)
  • Improved options layout for statuses with multiple colors (Greltok)
  • Most statuses will no longer try to update for units not in visible range (ticket #714)
  • Moved Grid's options to the standard Interface Options window, with an option to prefer the old standalone window
  • Removed combined count/duration option for aura text (feel free to use a plugin if you want to spam yourself)
  • [API] GridRoster's IsGUIDInRaid method has been renamed to IsGUIDInGroup. The old name still exists as an alias, but plugins are encouraged to update anyway.

Version 5.4.1.1628
  • Fixed dispellable debuff detection for priests with Mass Dispel
  • Added a combined count/duration display for aura text (Mikk)

Version 5.3.0.1621
  • Fixed switching to the "None" layout

Version 5.3.0.1618
  • Moved the drag tab up slightly to avoid overlapping the backdrop
  • Fixed an issue causing the Center Icon indicator to appear behind the frame
  • Fixed the icon display for the Unit Name status
  • Added support for druids dispelling diseases with Cleanse via Symbiosis cast on a paladin

Version 5.3.0.1611
  • Fixed a frame layering issue
  • Fixed an error that occurred when switching profiles while using the "show duration" option for auras

Version 5.3.0.1606
  • Fixed errors caused by missing files

Version 5.3.0.1604
  • Updated for WoW 5.3
  • Fixed the "Show tab" option (thanks Greltok)
  • Fixed the "Enable right-click menu" option on login (ticket #696)

Version 5.2.0.1600
  • Added a basic status module for absorbs
  • Added an option to enable the standard right-click unit menu
  • Added clamp insets to allow the frame borders to be offscreen
  • Fixed dispel capability detection for druids, and for warlocks with imps
  • Fixed the "World Raid as 40 Player" option (thanks Greltok)
  • Fixed the default aura status for Eternal Flame
  • Fixed errors from the resurrection status module

Version 5.2.0.1573
  • Fixed an error in WoW 5.2

Version 5.2.0.1571
  • Updated for WoW 5.2
  • Added an in-game Help panel with basic info, tips, and FAQs
  • Added a 40-Player Raid layout setting
  • Added a By Class 40 layout
  • Added an option to use the 40-Player Raid layout while in a raid group outside of an instance
  • Added an option to change the layout frame background texture
  • Removed the "Clamp to screen" option; the frame is now permanently clamped, since there's no real reason to allow it to be moved off-screen
  • Changed the "Hide tab" and "Hide minimap icon" option to "Show tab" and "Show minimap icon" -- translators should verify the localization of these options

Version 5.1.0.1553
  • Updated for WoW 5.1

Version 5.0.5.1552
  • Fixed delays in updating for group changes in battlegrounds (ticket #631)
  • Fixed blank indicators after switching profiles (ticket #661)
  • Fixed an error when leaving a pet battle due to PvP combat

Version 5.0.5.1548
  • Fixed some issues with old custom aura statuses.

Version 5.0.5.1539
  • Fixed pet battle hiding so that Grid stays properly hidden when the None layout is selected (ticket #648).

Version 5.0.5.1537
  • Added default buffs for monks.
  • Added an option to show the Debuff Type statuses only when your character can dispel them.
  • Grid is now hidden during pet battles (ticket #643).
  • Status opacity now has its own option, instead of being part of the status color option.
  • Fixed an issue with range checking while solo (ticket #627).
  • Fixed an issue causing icons to be hidden on auras with duration text or coloring enabled (ticket #644).
  • Removed backwards compatibility with WoW 4.x.
  • The Resurrect status module now uses LibResInfo-1.0.
  • Added partial Italian localization from kappesante and Holydeath1984.
  • Removed the Class Filter and Range Filter options for statuses. This was announced on the download page and in the forum thread months ago, and nobody presented any compelling arguments for keeping these options, but if you missed the announcements, and this change ruins your life, please come to the WowAce forum thread and tell us why they were useful.

Version 5.0.4.1520
Version 5.0.4.1517
  • Updated for WoW 5.0.4
  • The "Minimum Value" setting for the Incoming Heals status is now a percentage of the unit's maximum health, rather than a fixed value.
  • Fixed the text color when disabling the "Invert text color" option.
  • Fixed range checking on dead targets for monks.
  • Fixed the Resurrection module's handling of res casts on targets who already had a res available.
  • Fixed errors in Spanish clients (ticket #611).
  • Added monks to the By Class layouts.
  • Added the Blizzard raid bar texture.
  • Increased the default font size from 11 to 12.
  • Increased the default width of the config frame to prevent random wrapping bugs.
  • [API] Status parameter may be passed as either the traditional argument list, or as a table.
  • [API] Status "range" parameter is now treated as a boolean, not a number.

Version 4.3.4.1485-beta
  • Added a new Resurrect status module.
    • Please report any and all issues with this to the WowAce ticket tracker!
    • If you use the GridStatusRes plugin, you should disable it, or unassign its "Incoming resurrection" and "Resurrected" statuses from all indicators.
    • Core support for Soulstones will be added in a future release.
  • Fixed range checking on dead units (ticket #566).
  • Fixed the options for removing custom auras (thanks jlam).
  • Fixed an issue that caused some Frame settings not to be updated when switching to another profile (ticket #556).
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused borders and text to appear blurry or distorted when UI scaling is disabled.
  • Improved range checking on dead units for death knights, druids, and warlocks.
  • Improved the debugging system; this is mainly of interest to plugin authors.

Version 4.3.2.1458
  • Added an option to hide aura statuses on pets/vehicles (ticket #572)
  • Added options for showing duration and/or stack count using the status color and/or text (ticket #421, patch provided by Jlam).
  • Removed the "Show duration for center cooldown" option. If you do not wish to see aura durations, disable the cooldown animation on the center icon on the Frame options tab.
  • Added checks for some division by zero errors in 4.3
  • Added Brazilian Portuguese localization

Version 4.2.0.1442
  • Incremented TOC version number for WoW 4.2

Version 4.1.0.1441
  • When typing in the "Add new buff/debuff" option fields, an auto-complete dropdown will appear with matching spell names.
  • Range checking has been simplified, and now uses the standard Blizzard range functions. If you preferred the old range checking based on spell ranges, use the GridStatusMultiRange plugin.
  • Fixed several issues with frame positioning.
  • Fixed the layout border color option.
  • (Plugin API) Added support for texture coordinates for status textures.
  • (Plugin API) Improved support for dynamic status colors.

Version 1.40000.1403
  • Upgraded from beta status
  • Updated embedded libraries

Version 1.40000.1400-beta
  • This is a beta release.
  • The options frame layout has been improved. Note that some plugins (such as those that add new indicators) may cause the options layout to break to some degree until they are updated.
  • Fixed a bug causing frames and groups to be misaligned (ticket #447).
  • Buffs with "Show mine" selected will no longer display for units out of visible range (ticket #438).
  • Buffs with "Show when missing" selected will now correctly display on icon indicators (ticket #412).
  • Third-party modules will now be correctly included in the Debug menu.
  • Added an option to toggle the drop shadow effect on the center text indicators.
  • Localizations have been updated.

Version 1.40000.1370
  • Grid no longer fails to update when Clique is enabled.
  • Raid pets are now correctly displayed without gaps in the layout.
  • Grid now correctly detects when players disconnect or reconnect.
  • A minimum value option has been added to the Incoming Heals status. Use it to filter out small heals, such as HoT ticks.
  • This release was manually zipped and uploaded, as the automated WowAce packager is currently having major problems with embedded libraries.

Version 1.40000.1361-alpha
  • Pets other than your own should now be displayed.

Version 1.40000.1360-alpha
  • Updated for Patch 4.0.1 and Cataclysm
  • Typing "/grid" will now open a real configuration UI.
  • Incoming heal data is now obtained from the WoW client itself. LibHealComm-4.0 is no longer supported.
  • Converted from Ace2 to Ace3. Plugins that require Ace2 but don't embed it will fail; install Ace2 standalone while you wait for plugin authors to update.
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Phanx
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Phanx
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5.2.0.1600
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Old 01-28-10, 05:07 AM  
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No; you would need to find a plugin that added indicators with that functionality. As aura durations are very rarely important factors in making effective realtime decisions, the value of this information does not generally outweigh the additional visual complexity of displaying it, so it's not something that will be added to the core addon.

However, this is exactly why Grid was written from the ground up with extensibility in mind — the core can stay slim, while offering additional features to those who want them. If you can be more specific about which auras you feel you need duration timers for, and why, I may be able to point you in the direction of a relevant plugin for Grid that could meet your needs.
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Old 01-28-10, 01:20 AM  
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Is there any way to get the indicators to show the duration spirals like they can in Injector? (indicators, not icons). That's the one "killer feature" keeping me using Injector for now; I'd love to come home to grid.
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Old 01-26-10, 09:48 PM  
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Already possible.

Frame > Advanced > Frame Orientation > Horiztonal
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Old 01-26-10, 03:53 PM  
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Health bars

I was wondering if for the next update, you could add the ability to make the health drain sideways.
I like my grid to be more elongated sideways than straight up and down, or a box so if you could just make it so i can make it drain sideways, that would be awesome.
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Old 01-25-10, 04:08 PM  
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The range must be both enabled and assigned to the frame alpha indicator.

1. Grid > Status > Range > More than 38 yards away > check "Enable"

2. Grid > Frame > Frame Alpha > check "Range: More than 38 yards away"
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Old 01-25-10, 11:47 AM  
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Re: Re: Range Alpha

Originally posted by Phanx
Yes; you need to enable a range that your rogue can check. You're most likely using the 40-yard range check on your druid and shaman; however, rogues don't have any spells that can be used on friendly targets that have a range of 40 yards, so it's not possible for Grid to perform a 40-yard range check on your rogue. The next time you log onto your rogue, enable the 38-yard range check; that's the distance checked by the Blizzard "check interact distance" function, so it's available to all classes.

When you log onto a class where a 40-yard range check is possible, Grid will only activate the 40-yard range check, even if the 38-yard range check is also enabled in your settings, so you can use the same profile on both your druid/shaman and your rogue, without worrying that you're doubling up on range checks.
I've been playing around with these settings a bit.

On my healing classes, when the "More than 40 yards away" option is checked, the frame alpha works. When unchecked, the frames never fade regardless of how far away party members are or what other range options are checked.

On my other toons, none of the ranged options work at all (I tried the 10, 28, 38 and 100).
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Old 01-24-10, 11:59 PM  
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I was in fact talking about CPU usage, but at least now I have ace to blame for it
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Old 01-24-10, 06:26 AM  
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Grid's static memory usage is fairly high due to its reliance on the Ace2 framework. However, it's important to note that static memory usage has almost no impact on game performance at all. On a modern machine, you will not notice any drop in framerate due to any amount of static memory usage; it really does not matter whether an addon uses 1 KB of memory, or 100 MB. If static memory usage is what you're worried about, then you're worried for no reason. You might as well be worried about being eaten by a grue IRL.

Factors that do actually have an impact on performance are increasing memory usage (the rate at which additional memory is consumed) and CPU usage. The nature of Grid, or any other unit frame addon, means that it will use some CPU cycles and memory, as frames and other UI objects take up space in memory, and there are many events which the addon must respond to in order to update the frames with current information.

To answer your specific questions, no, there is no way to disable the configuration, and even if you made the necessary changes to make Grid load-on-demand, you'd only be delaying the allocation of memory, not preventing or reducing it.

TLDR: No, and stop worrying about static memory usage.
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Old 01-24-10, 06:15 AM  
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I'm building a very lightweight UI but I'm having difficulty reducing the impact some irreplaceable addons have like grid. Currently its using more than half of my UI resources. I'd like to know if theres a way to remove a module such as the configuration menu for example or have it load on demand to make it more lightweight.
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Old 01-23-10, 07:00 PM  
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Grid > Layout > Solo Layout > None
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Old 01-23-10, 12:14 PM  
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Is it possible to hide Grid when i'm not in a group?
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Old 01-22-10, 01:12 PM  
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Originally posted by oopsminded
Where can I change (what value(s) in which of the lua files) the alpha of the out of range unit frames. I'd like them a bit less transparent than they are now. Thanks.
Grid > Status > Range > More than X yards away > Color, change the Alpha value of the color.
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Old 01-22-10, 07:15 AM  
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Sorry if this is a repeat from somewhere else in this topic, I've been scrolling through the last 7-8 pages without luck.

Where can I change (what value(s) in which of the lua files) the alpha of the out of range unit frames. I'd like them a bit less transparent than they are now. Thanks.
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Old 01-21-10, 06:44 PM  
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Re: Range Alpha

Originally posted by MrLulz
Is there a way to make the range alpha fade out the frames for players far away from me when I'm on my rogue?
Yes; you need to enable a range that your rogue can check. You're most likely using the 40-yard range check on your druid and shaman; however, rogues don't have any spells that can be used on friendly targets that have a range of 40 yards, so it's not possible for Grid to perform a 40-yard range check on your rogue. The next time you log onto your rogue, enable the 38-yard range check; that's the distance checked by the Blizzard "check interact distance" function, so it's available to all classes.

When you log onto a class where a 40-yard range check is possible, Grid will only activate the 40-yard range check, even if the 38-yard range check is also enabled in your settings, so you can use the same profile on both your druid/shaman and your rogue, without worrying that you're doubling up on range checks.
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Range Alpha

Is there a way to make the range alpha fade out the frames for players far away from me when I'm on my rogue?

Works fine on my shammy/druid, but apparently everyone is always in range of my rogue.
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